Jul 24, 2011 12:30pm PDT
yields the balance of his time to the gentleman from npr -- gentlewoman from npr. [laughter] >> i think mr. shields is right. you need the democrats to get a deal in the senate. there are 80 republicans in the house who say they will not sign anything that has any tax in eight. the democrats -- you really have to have a combination of taxes and cuts in order to get it passed either body and you have to move to the floor and pass a filibuster in the senate. >>, cut, cap and balance -- tea party folks love the idea of a constitutional amendment at what point does reality come to these people, because we know it is not going to happen? >> i love how you objectively pose the question. this is a fair and balanced program -- >> we do our best. we don't have the resources of were rupert murdoch -- -- [laughter] >> i think if this were a less heated environment, cutting and capping is a good idea. the budget and then it is a problem. i have a problem with it. -- the balanced budget amendment is a problem. i have a problem with it. but joe biden, who is a democrat, supported one in the 1990's.
Jul 23, 2011 5:30pm PDT
told npr, i don't want to abolish government, i want to reduce it to the size where i can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> up next, the royal wedding dress and the princess who wore it. great britain's new crown jewel. >>> if you were left off the guest list of the royal wedding earlier this year, this could be the next best thing, a chance to check out the dress worn by kate middleton, the royal family's newest, brightest star. >> reporter: her moment of royal glory, kate's official arrival on the global stage. her dress was the other star of the show. today at buckingham palace, crowds waited for hours for a closeup look at a new display opening today. last week the queen and the new duchess got a sneak preview but didn't quite have the planned reaction. >> horrible isn't it? >> reporter: without kate in it, the dress appears ghost-like. still half a million fans are expected. >> she seems very sweet and she's very pretty, and she seems very nice. >> kate's memorabilia will raise millions for the monarchy, turni
Jul 24, 2011 9:00am EDT
of this time to the gentleman from antioch -- to the gentlewoman from npr. >> mr. shields is right. you have to have democrats to get a deal in the senate. there are 80 rublicans in the house who say they will not sign anything that has any tax increaeases. the democrats can always filibuster ideal -- filibuster a bad deal in the senate. you have to have a combination of tax increases and cuts to get it to pass either body, and you have to get it t to the floor, and in the housend you have to filibuster and the senate. >> house republicans say a bank at a solution, cut, cap and balance. at what point doeses a reality and rear its ugly head with these people, because it ain't gonna happen? >> i love the way you pe an object of a question, implying the insanity of a republican proposal that passedd the house. i want to remind viewers that this is a fair and balanced program. >> we do our best. we don't have the resources of rupert murdoch and fox news -- [laughter]r] >> but on a shoestriing you introduced a helluva lot of bias. think that if this were a less heated environment, cutting is a go
Jul 24, 2011 7:00am PDT
agency called the american world service. this on top of npr and pbs. good idea? liz is an author of journalist and fox news contributor who joins us every sunday at this time with a commentary. good morning liz. >> good morning, eric. this is about bowl jerry running amuck again. lee bollinger, the drastic call leftist academic who heads columbia university who was the same man who in 2007 i brought you invitation and the person of mahmoud ahmadinejad, the president of iran. and, of course, known to everybody as a great hater of jews. so he invites him to columbia university, which caused an uproar, high jewish population of students at columbia university but, nevertheless, he was getting press sod bowl jerry proceeded and then once he got him there he insulted him which even made better copy for him. so bollinger is not shy about seeking publicity. now, his latest try is about getting a sort of b.b.c. for american. a totally government-funded news service for america. bad idea. he says it's a good idea. let me give you an example. he wrote about this in the columbia journalism